Third female inmate dies while in custody at the Marion County Jail

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement told Ocala Post Monday that all three deaths are currently under investigation. 

Third female inmate dies while in custody at the Marion County Jail

22-year-old Lorraine Gardner died Friday while in the custody of the Marion County Jail. According to MCSO, Gardner was found unresponsive and could not be revived. This is the third death of an inmate at the jail this year. Diana Lynn Eldredge, 50, who lived in Fruitland Park, died on May 3, 2018. Mary Elizabeth […]

Human remains found at park

Human remains found at park

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after human remains were found Ray Wayside Park — or Ocala Boat Basin — located at 9564 Northeast 28th Lane, Silver Springs. Several park goers discovered the remains on Sunday, at which time they flagged down an off-duty detective. The park will be closed until […]

Two dead bodies found at a Dollar General, ruled double homicide

Two dead bodies found at a Dollar General, ruled double homicide

  [Last updated on August 27, at 1:25 p.m.] Weirsdale, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating after two dead bodies — one male one female — were found in a vehicle. The 911 call was received Saturday at approximately 9:38 a.m. When investigators arrived, they discovered a maroon Dodge Durango parked in the parking lot […]

Man found dead; police say death was a homicide

Man found dead; police say death was a homicide

[Last updated on March 22, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is still asking for the public’s help with a suspicious death investigation. Detectives say that on March 20, at approximately 10:17 a.m., officers responded to 1982 Northwest 22nd Street in reference to a dead body. According to reports, when […]

MCSO: Inmate found dead

MCSO: Inmate found dead

  Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating the death of inmate Mark Dewayne Beekman, 48. He was found deceased at 5:13p.m. in the Marion County Jail’s medical pod. Beekman was arrested on Saturday, August 30, 2014, by the Ocala Police Department after they responded to a call at the Motor Inn, […]